Directions to Kobuk Valley National Park

Kobuk Valley National Park is a remote and distant place where time stands still. This is a bonus for the majority of the visitors to the Kobuk Valley National Park, but it also has its drawbacks – it’s so distant and so remote that there are no access roads, none at all, you cannot drive anywhere close to Kobuk Valley National Park.

Traveling to Kobuk Valley National Park

The only way to reach the park is by plane. What you’ve gotta’ do is to hop on a commercial flight either from Anchorage to Kotzebue or from Fairbanks to Bettles, and once you’ve landed in Kotzebue or Bettles you can continue your journey by flying to park using one of the air taxi operators – there are a number of them around.

During the summer you may have the opportunity to access Kobuk Valley National Park by a motorized or non-motorized watercraft, aircraft or on foot, although I ought to warn you that during the summer it’s a particularly long and arduous walk.

During the winter you might be able to access the park using snowmobiles, or alternatively by aircraft or on foot.